Decorating & Furniture/living room paint


I have a black leather sofa and 2 hunter green leather recliners. I would love to paint and I am not sure what colors would look good with my furniture. Could you please give my some suggestions. Thank you, Sharon

Hi Sharon

My immediate thought was a warm sandy colour.

Depending on how light or dark you want to go I suggest you pick somewhere between cream and tan.  A fudge colour would be great.

You may find that you are tempted by a strong colour but think it may be too much for the room so a good solution would be to use a lighter shade on three of the walls and the stronger shade on the fourth wall.

Using Behr paint as an example, something like Wild Bamboo would be good with Lemon Souffle as the lighter shade.

There are a number of fabrics you could use to make a few sofa cushions or pillows:

and these might be worth consideration depending on the style of your home:

Kind regards,


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